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Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley

★ Best Single Drama, Best Multi Channel Programme Broadcast Press Awards 2009
1 x 60', 2008 Great Meadow for BBC Writer Tony Saint Starring Jonathan Aris, Michael Gould, Rory Kinnear, Andrea Riseborough & Sam West

A one off comedy drama for BBC4 about Margaret Thatcher's early struggles to be nominated as a parlimentary candidate in a winnable constituency. Starring Andrea Riseborough as Margaret Roberts, Rory Kinneaer as Dennis Thatcher and Sam West as Edward Heath.
Andrea Riseborough as Margaret Thatcher in The Long Walk to Finchley

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Andrea Riseborough as Thatcher played the proto-Iron Lady as a calculating flirt willing to suffer the slings, arrows and unwinnable seats of patriarchy-protecting party officials only to a certain point. She attacked homemaking with the same ruthless zeal as she later would the unions ****

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